Below are stories about grid integration and transmission featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

May 16, 2022

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Wind Turbines Can Stabilize the Grid

First-ever demonstration shows wind can fulfill a wider role in future power systems.

April 15, 2022

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We’re Hiring!

Ready for a career in wind energy?

December 13, 2021

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Idaho National Lab Researchers Discuss Wind Cybersecurity on Hack the Plant Podcast

Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory recently appeared on the Hack the Plant podcast to discuss wind cybersecurity. In the December 6 episode, the team discussed why wind-specific cybersecurity is important and what the major challenges are.

December 13, 2021

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Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward to a New Year

As 2021 draws to a close, the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is reflecting on our R&D, recent achievements, and recognitions, and getting ramped up for a new year of possibilities for wind energy.

November 9, 2021

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NREL and General Electric Demonstrate Using Wind Turbines to Jump-Start the Grid

Researchers from NREL and GE have developed and demonstrated the world’s first turbine that can jump-start the grid during a blackout or operate without the power grid.

November 8, 2021

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Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Study Will Inform Options to Support National Goals

National lab study will study will evaluate multiple pathways to OSW goals through coordinated transmission solutions along the Atlantic in the near-term (2030) and long-term (2050), under various generation mix and load futures.

November 4, 2021

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Wind Systems Integration Workshop Report Released

The Wind Systems Integration Workshop focused on WETO’s renewable systems integration research priorities and how to accelerate near-term, rapid deployment and integration of wind technologies at both the transmission and distribution levels.

October 13, 2021

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DOE Report Helps Improve Understanding of Offshore Wind Transmission

This DOE literature review summarizes publicly available transmission analyses on the Atlantic Coast, as well as gaps in such analyses, in order to improve understanding of offshore wind transmission options.

October 13, 2021

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Proposed Power Plants Point to a Clean-Energy Future

Various energy industry stakeholders are calling for interconnection queue reform. While many projects that apply for interconnection are never built, data from these queues nonetheless provide a glimpse of the types of projects under development.

October 13, 2021

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Resilience Metrics Offer New Ways To Gauge Benefits of Distributed Wind

Distributed wind energy systems have unique characteristics, such as likely threats, geography, stakeholders, risk tolerance, and mitigations. A multilaboratory research team is using resilience metrics to evaluate the benefits of distributed wind.